Every time I come to Cornell U, I have dinner at Banfi one or two times. It is by fat the best restaurant in town. Good wine list for a small city, and excelent service (even when you walk in and they were about to...More
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Decided to give this restaurant a try during our stay at the Statler Hotel. Service was reasonable and we like the setting and the atmosphere. We ordered the grilled octopus, which was really outstanding - octopus was tender and the flavor just right. We also...More
The Statler always keeps on top of updating the decor and menu selections at their hotel restaurant and banquet facilities. We always enjoy our stay when attending meetings, alumni events and weddings.
Taverna Banfi's is an well organized and polished gem inside the Cornell Statler Inn on campus. Can certainly eat here without staying at the Statler, but do recommend reservations to ensure you can get a table. Can handle small groups or large, even in a...More
Our family party of four, staying at the hotel, enjoyed the buffet breakfast. I'll focus on the discordant note because the Statler seems to pride itself on excellent service. One of our party was a tea drinker. The tea water, when it arrived, was tepid...More
Part of the Cornell Hotel School, this is a restaurant not to be missed. Our server was professional, pleasant, and knowledgeable. She knew the wine list and made a perfect suggestion. The food was served at the proper pace and exactly as ordered. When you...More
Have been visiting Ithaca for many years, but have never eaten at the Statler restaurant. Went for lunch and had the buffet at the taverna Banfi, at $20 per person. The setting was very nice, nice setup and a good view. The food was excellent,...More
This Italian restaurant within the Statler Hotel in Ithaca has a good menu. For the world traveler, the prices are not proportional to the quality of the dishes. It is very good but not Master Chef quality. People used to the good kitchens of Chicago,...More
The restaurant boast of many laurels and does not disappoint in the food or the ambience. The menu is a little limiting but all the dishes that are there are exceptional. A visual and tasty treat!
Everything we tried on the buffet for the brunch we attended was Excellent! Pricey, but worth it for the Special Occasion that we celebrated!